Luke Honey | Decorative Antiques, Chess, Backgammon & Games



May 16, 2018

Good. Lies flat on the table. Nice, shiny patina with an attractive toffee patination.  A few surface marks and very minor ‘dings’. 4cm abrasion to surface of Nine Men Morris board.


May 16, 2018

Boxwood Side:

Unweighted. Very Good, surface slightly dirty. Blue/green felt baize generally good, but with wear to one bishop. 

Ebony Side:

Very Good. Blue/Green felt baize good.


Mahogany box good, with a few surface scratches and age nicks. Green label rubbed and worn. Interior lined in a faded plum coloured baize.


March 27, 2018

Good. Slightly grubby. Slight variation in the size of the stick ‘pawns’. 32 pieces.


March 23, 2018

Excellent. Filigree intact and red stain even. Recommended.


March 23, 2018

Backgammon interior fresh and excellent and in a ‘near mint’ condition. Lovely gilt tooling. Chess exterior with a few scuffs, minor wear, a few ‘dings’and restoration here and there, also very slightly grubby in places; marbled end-papers ‘very good’ with smalll rubbed patch to one side. But generally a very nice board in a hard-to-find decent condition.

Asser & Sherwin counters ‘Very Good’. Sliding lid on box has age crack.


March 22, 2018

Good. Some hairline ‘age cracks’, scuffs to the red dye, minor scratches, hairline age crack to finial of white rook


March 16, 2018

Age wear, rubbing to the stain, age cracks.


March 14, 2018

Red Side:

Excellent. Original light pink/red stain. Rook flags painted with Union Jacks.

White Side:



Light wear, light surface scratches through use. Some repair work to edges. Otherwise ‘Very Good’. Interior fresh and in a ‘Near Mint’ condition. Lovely.



March 09, 2018

Weight on one pendulum missing. One winder hand replaced. Otherwise excellent.


February 26, 2018

Oak Side:

Traces of black or dark grey baize to the undersides (now worn), surface dirt, a few minor scuffs but generally good.

Ebonised Side:

Traces of black or dark grey baize to the undersides (now worn), a few dent marks to base of king, minor dent marks to one pawn, crack to one pawn, one pawn lighter in weight and presumably restored, chip to battlement of rook, chip to crown of queen


February 21, 2018

‘Red’ Side:

‘Very Good’. Some rubbing to the polychrome stain. 

‘Natural’ Side:

‘Very Good’. Some rubbing to the polychrome staining. Finial top or ‘spire’ missing off one rook. Chip to finials on both rooks. Chafed edge to one pawn base.


Good. Slight wear and rubbing. Old tape mark to top. Some shrinkage to wood. Original 18th century box.



February 15, 2018

Boxwood Side:

Chip to king knop, a few minor surface marks.

Ebony Side:

Very minor hairline crack to bishop, ‘nick' to king, 




February 15, 2018

Generally excellent. The red king has a small worn patch to the stain on the base. Very slight rubbing to the extremeties of the red stain. Otherwise ‘Excellent’.


February 15, 2018

Lighter Side:

Chip to king crown, tips lost to several pawn staffs.

Darker Side:

Loss to queen staff upper section, staff tip missing on bishop, several pawn staffs with tips missing.


February 12, 2018

Black Side:

Considerable age showing in the patination. Traces of red showing through the black paint. One elephant bishop and seated queen presumably period replacements.

Yellow Side:

Considerable age, worn patination. Some variation in the pawns. 

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February 12, 2018

Excellent. Some rubbing to edges of black stained pieces.


February 08, 2018

Cartonpierre Box:

Near excellent. Intact. No loss to papier mache figures. Lid is detached. Red label on reverse a bit faded and stained. Red paper backing slightly faded. Minor hairline cracks to the lid and small loss to lid edge.

Red Side:

Slight rubbing to edges. White king stamped JAQUES LONDON on underside of base.

White Side:

Neat repair to collar of white pawn. One knight slightly browned. Ball on one pawn re-stuck on.





February 01, 2018

Green Side:

Slight rubbing to green stain, small chip and hairline crack to rook, minor hairline cracks to knights, some retouching to two pawns, slight variation in height of pawns.

Red Side:

Slight rubbing to stain, small chip to rook, retouching to pawn, slight variation in height of pawns.




January 30, 2018

Generally “Very Good” to “Excellent”. The board lies nice and flat on the table. One or two minor dents and surface scuffs.


January 27, 2018

Green baizes to the undersides of the chessmen, probably added at a later date.

White Side:

A few hairline age cracks and natural flaws.

Brown Side:

A few hairline age cracks, natural flaws and some rubbing to the stain. Nice, shiny patina.